I saw this story on Global News yesterday:
"Fact check: Donald Trump overstates scope of order on border policy that keeps families together”
That’s what Global News calls news. Not an editorial. Donald Trump is lying — that’s what misrepresenting means. Now, that might be your opinion. And it might be a reasonable opinion.
But that’s being reported as a fact.
My bigger point is:
What would it take to get 10 per cent of the skepticism and criticism that Canadian journalist have for a foreign president, and point that at our own governments?
Global is awful, CTV is awful. But nothing matches the Toronto Star:
Donald Trump said 71 false things in 14 days. His dishonesty is increasing.
Here's the first one:
"Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough. I think a really long strike would be a great idea.”
What’s "false"? That Trump thinks a strike would be a good idea? That Bezos is paying them enough? That some employees want to strike?
I'll show you more tonight, but I ask you:
How on earth are any of these statements "false"? They're Trump's opinions.
I’m not saying Trump always gets it right. I’m saying that being so breathless about such trivia, and pretending it’s so momentous — it’s like the boy who cried wolf.
And maybe it’s a reason why CNN’s ratings have plummeted, and the CBC’s ratings are so low they won’t even release them publicly — I’m guessing less than 400,000 people watch CBC’s the National a night, so about the same as us at our Rebel YouTube page.
The other week, an old news story came to light about Justin Trudeau groping a young female journalist in Creston, B.C., in the year 2000, and later telling her he wouldn’t have groped her had he known she was a journalist.
Not a peep about that on the CBC, or CTV or any major Canadian media.
Do you think it might be nice if, maybe once a year, we could have the odd fact check of Trudeau by CBC or Global or the Star?
Oh well. I guess you’ll have to keep watching the Rebel — we’ll keep doing it, with what few resources we have...
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